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Peter R de Vries, fearless advocate for the oppressed, fighter for what’s right/Hommage to a great man!

PETER R DE VRIES, FEARLESS ADVOCATE FOR THE OPPRESSED, FIGHTER FORWHAT’S RIGHT/HOMMAGE TO A GREAT MAN!

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Groep staatlozen krijgt paspoort: 'Is de verdienste van Peter R. de Vries'
https://www.nu.nl/politiek/6144196/groep-staatlozen-krijgt-paspoort-is-de-verdienste-van-peter-r-de-vries.html
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FIGHT AGAINST FASCISM, ISLAMOPHOBIA, HATRED FOR REFUGEES AND RACISM WITH THE PEN AND THE SWORD


”On bended knee it’s no way to be free”[Slogan of Peter R de Vries] [1]

https://www.songtexte.com/songtext/eddie-vedder/guaranteed-33d3509d.html

[At the 15th july 2021 crime reporter Peter R de Vries died, after beenshot in the streets of Amsterdam on 6th july. [2]I honor him, because he was far more than just a crime reporter and an investigator of criminal cold cases, but also a defender of the rights of unheard, like refugees and minorities.Therefore my hommageMay he rest in peace]

Peter R de Vries, the fearless crimefighter and advocate for the rights of the unheard, reminds me of a fictional character of oneof my favourite films ”Legends of the Fall” [3], colonel William Ludlow, whomoves his family to a ranch in Montana out of indignation and dissatisfactionwith the treatment of the American government against the native Americans . [4]In my terms:He fled for aggressive racist white Supremacy”In his terms:,”Losing the madness” [5]By the way:A must see film for you, readers! [6]
Fearless and lovers of justice they both shared, fictional ColonelLudlow and crimefighter Peter R de VriesThe one retreated [as was the best thing he could do inpre WO I White supremacist America] and founded his Paradisein Montana, the other fought [as was the best thing to do innowadays the Netherlands]

So like Colonel Ludlow, Peter R de Vries was fearless and obsessed with justice, investigating cold cases [7] and what says more:Achieving great results! [8]

FEARLESS
Fearless he was, his motto was:”On bended knee it’s no way to be free” [9]
He was also tenacious, never gave up. [10]
I don’t have to mention all his successes;Look at his Wikipedia! [11]His last effort was his assistence of the crown witness, Nabil B [12]in the Marengo process, the greatest drug trial in the history of the Netherlands [13]Perhaps that involvement costed him his life, as the Public Prosecuter’s Officethinks is ”more likely” [but nothing is sure, yet, all optionsare still open] [14]
ADVOCATE FOR THE UNHEARD
Although I admired Peter R de Vries for his great involvement in solvingcold cases and his support for the families of the victims [15], that’s notthe first reason I write this tribute to him.
My reason is, that he was not only a dedicated crime fighter, but alsoan advocate of the rights of the unheard and victims of stogmatizationand discrimination.

HIS FIGHT AGAINST PVV LEADER G WILDERS
Peter R de Vries was a fervent opponent of fascist PVV leader G Wilders [17]In his diary, he wrote ”Ik vind Geert W. zelf een gevaarlijk man, een demagoog met de potentievan een volksmenner.” [Translated in English: I think Geert W is a dangerous man, a demagogue with the potention of a people’s agitator” [18]

For his contribution to the fight against racism and IslamophobiaI sent Peter R de Vries an appreciation-mail [19]The price he paid for his Wilders criticism was a great number ofhatemails [20]I wonder how many of those people, wholay flowers at the place he was shot [21], were among those haters……

CHAMPION FOR THE RIGHTS OF REFUGEES
But Peter R de Vries did more:In a time and on a moment, that there was much resistanceagainst the coming of Syrian refugees to the Netherlands, who hadfled the war in Syria [22], Peter R de Vries stood firm for the refugee rights, he wrote this statement:”Respect and admiration for the refugees! [23]I quote from this statement among else:”Sometimes it seems that in public debate about the refugees it is no longer about people, but only about numbers, percentages, quotas and files. Often the refugee issue is discussed in a detached and intolerant tone of voice; like asylum seekers and refugees are profiteers who are here to seek fortune”AND”It has always amazed me how easily and lightly people condemn refugees about leaving their homeland; like it is a tempting challenge to build a new life in another country, with an incomprehensible language, different culture and a harsh climate. Like people just do that for fun…!”AND”And that is why I would like to emphasize that I have the upmost respect and admiration for those who have abandoned their homes in desperation for doom and disaster and are trying, with great difficulty, to build up a new life in a foreign country.
In my opinion they should never have to hide or be ashamed; they can be proud, with their heads held high, because what they have achieved, what they have defied and what they have sacrificed more than most of us would dare or could bear. That is something we should be more aware off…” [24]

True and impressive words and again I sent him a appreciation-mail! [25]
STATELESS REFUGEES
But apart from writing, Peter R de Vries came in action!He helped a group of ”General Pardonners”, who were allowedto remain in the Netherlands, but yet didn’t become a passport,which made them ”stateless”By his effort [and of course from others] [26], State Secretary Ankie Broekers-Knol of Asylum Affairs made it possible that ten thousand so-called general pardonners can still get a passport. [27]One of the ten thousand stateless General Pardonners,Yosef Tekeste-Yemane, [who turned to de Vries about this humanitarian question] remarked:[comment after the shooting of Peter R de Vries]:”I hope he will still get what he has achieved.” [28]
He also remarked:””He saw the injustice and got caught up in it, he was determined to help us and hoped the media would warm to this.” [29]
And it worked!

EPILOGUE
In his own  way, Peter R de Vries made a great contribution inthe fight against injustice..Not only because of the fearless and tenacious way, he fought as a crime reporter [30], but for what he did for refugees.In the fight against racism, prejudices and Islamophobia.
Therefore for me, he is a great man.I will not forget him!
May he rest in peace.
Astrid Essed
NOTES 
Notes 1 t/m 20
https://www.astridessed.nl/notes-1-t-m-20-at-tribute-to-peter-r-de-vries/

Notes 21 t/m 30

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Mediterranean sea boat refugees/Solidarity with the families of the 91 people who disappeared at sea


Source: Frontex

Source: Frontex
https://www.astridessed.nl/mediterranean-sea-boat-refugees-solidarity-with-the-families-of-the-91-people-who-disappeared-at-sea/

MEDITERRANEAN SEA BOAT REFUGEES/SOLIDARITY WITH THE FAMILIES OF THE 91 PEOPLEWHO DISAPPEARED AT SEA

One year ago, on 9 February 2020, at 04.09 AM, the Alarm Phone was called by a group of 91 people who were in distress on a deflating black rubber boat off Garabulli, Libya. They were in panic, but they managed to clearly communicate their GPS coordinates, which Alarm Phone immediately relayed to the Italian and Maltese authorities, as well as to the so-called Libyan coastguard.

At 05.35h CET, the people in distress called the Alarm Phone for the last time. Contact with the boat was lost ever since.

The so-called Libyan coastguard, financed and trained by Italian and European authorities in their efforts to delegate border controls and border violence, told Alarm Phone that they had no intention to search and rescue the people in distress “because the detention centers were full”. 

That day, another boat was rescued to Malta, and many hoped this was the boat that had alerted Alarm Phone. However, it quickly became clear that this was a second boat in distress: a white rather than a black boat, with 82 instead of 91 people on board. 

Due to the silence by authorities on the fate of the black rubber boat, as well as of most boats in distress in the Central Mediterranean Sea, the Alarm Phone as well as relatives and friends of people in distress, often have to rely on fragmented information and try to match crucial – although minimal – details to understand what happened to people in distress. 

The days that followed 9 February 2020 clearly revealed that the 91 people were nowhere to be found. There was no trace of them on land, and nothing indicating they were still at sea. 

One month later, we wrote an open letter to all authorities asking about what happened on that day and what they have done to search and rescue the people in distress. We did not receive any answer from any of them.

Only ten months later, when we sent another request to all authorities in December 2020, Frontex responded – clearly the result of increased pressures on the EU border agency and investigations into its participation in push-backs which has prompted international attention and condemnation.  

The picture shared by Frontex, taken on 9 February 2020, shows a deflated rubber boat in a position near the one reported by the 91 people in distress. However, no human remains are visible in the picture.

Throughout the past year, families and friends of the 91 people who were on board the black rubber boat contacted Alarm Phone as well as European authorities in their search for their loved ones, but nobody could give them answers. 

Thanks to these collective efforts and self-organisation by the families, mostly in Darfur, a list of  missing people was created, showing 62 names and many pictures, giving a name, a face, a smile to many of those who European authorities made disappear at sea. 

Without bodies being found, and without clear answers, it is impossible for their families to know their fate and to have closure. 

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Deportation of Ezzedine Mehimmid to unsafe Sudan/Report from a KLM passenger about Ezzedine’s mistreatment on board of the KLM

Mark Harbers.

Mark Harbers in 2010.

 
SECRETARY OF STATE OF ”JUSTICE” AND SAFETY, MARK HARNERS, WHO DEPORTS REFUGEES TO DANGEROUS SUDAN
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EZZEDINE RAHMATALLAH MEHIMMID, A SUDANESE
REFUGEE, COMING FROM WARSTRICKEN REGIO
DARFUR, DEPORTED TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION!
 
KLM, COLLABORATING WITH THE INHUMAN
GOVERNMENT POLICY AND OF COURSE AGAIN, THE AIRCRAFT COMPANY THAT DEPORTED EZZEDINE MEHIMMID ON
THE FIRST TRAJECT TO DANGEROUS SUDAN….
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KENYA AIRWAYS, THE AIRCRAFT COMPANY WHICH WAS
RESPOMSIBLE FOR THE LAST TRAJECT TO SUDAN [NAIROBI
-KHARTOUM]
I WROTE THEM NOT TO COOPERATE WITH THE DEPORTATION OF
EZZEDIME MEHIMMID, ALAS IN VAIN……
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SECRETARY OF STATE MARK HARBERS, PLAYING THE GAME OF RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH THE LIVES OF
DEPORTED SUDANESE REFUGEES!
IN DUTCH:
LETTER TO HARBERS

DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE DEPORTATION OF
SUDANESE REFUGEES
TIPS FOR PASSANGERS ON BOARD OF AN AIRPLANE,
WHO WANT TO RESIST DEPORTATIONS OF REFUGEES
GREAT COURAGE!
A SWEDISH WOMAN STOPS THE DEPOORTATION
OF AN AFGHAN MAN
KUDOS!
ON YOUTUBE
SWEDISH GIRL’S PROTEST TO STOP AFGHAN MAN’S DEPORT
DEPORTATION OF EZZEDINE MEHIMMID TO UNSAFE SUDAN/REPORT FROM A KLM PASSENGER ABOUT EZZEDINE’S MISTREATMENT ON
BOARD OF THE KLM
Background:
Dear Readers,
As you probably have learned, I recently have written a couple
of letters to:
The Secretary of State, mr Mark Harbers
The KLM
Kenya Airways [1]
Reason?
The deportation of mr Ezzedine Rahmatallah Mehimmid to dangerous Sudan!
Because Sudan not only is governed by a hard, repressive dictatorship
[since 1989], which violates human rights on an extreme level, also
in warstricken Darfur, warcrimes and crimes against humanity
are committed! [2]
And moreover, the International Criminal Court at the Hague issued
a warrant of arrest for Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir on
charges of crimes against humanity and warcrimes! [3]
Needless to say, that deportation of refugees to such a country
is dangerous, especially since mr Ezzedine Mehimmid comes
from warstricken Darfur!

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The deportation of Ezzedine Mehimmid to unsafe Sudan/Kenya Airways complicity/Reaction to the answer of Kenya Airways

THE DEPORTATION OF EZZEDINE MEHIMMID TO UNSAFE
SUDAN/KENYA AIRWAYS COMPLICITY/REACTION TO THE
ANSWER OF KENYA AIRWAYS
BACKGROUND:
Dear Readers,
Recently I wrote Kenya Airways to stop the deportation of
the Sudanese refugee mr Ezzedine Rahmatallah Mehimmid,
who was deported on orders of the Dutch authorities to Sudan.
Since the human rights situation is very bad in Sudan and
especially in Darfur, where still warcrimes are committed
by president Omar Bashir [1] and mr Mehimmid comes
from Darfur, it is very risky for him!

 

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KLM complicity with the deportation of Ezzedine Mehimmid to unsafe Sudan/Letter to KLM

 

 

 

 

KLM COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF EZZEDINE MEHIMMID TO UNSAFE SUDAN/LETTER TO KLM

TO KLM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MANAGEMENT
Subject:
Your complicity with the deportation of the
refugee mr Ezzedine Rahmatallah Mehimmid to unsafe
Sudan

 

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Christmas Message 2015/Refugees, a tale of centuries

 

 

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION IN THE WESTERN WORLD
REFUGEES/NO PLACE IN THE IN…..
 

THE CHILD IN THE MANGER, HIS FATHER AND MOTHER FLEE TO EGYPTE, WHERE THEY ARE SAFE
WERE THEY FLED TO EUROPE IN THESE TIMES, THE CHILD AND HIS
FAMILY SHOULD NOT BEEN BELIEVED AND SENT BACK TO DEATH AND MISERY WITH THE HELP OF AIRLINE COMPANY KLM…..
POLITICIANS PLAY POKER WITH THE LIVES OF
REFUGEES
 
 
 
 
BET YOUR LIFE, HAD THE REFUGEES BEEN BIG SHOTS WITHA LOT
OF MONEY, THE RED CARPET HAD BEEN ROLLED OUT!
On the flight.
A man, his wife and his newborn child.
Barely escaped from the authorities, who wanted to
kill them, to hunt them down.
Escaped from a war zone, where the right to life is a joke.
Poor.
Unheard.

 

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”Rara, who’s legal order is it?”/Where is the Dutch rebellion?”/The forbidden texts of Joke Kaviaar

”RARA, WHO’S LEGAL ORDER IS IT?”/”WHERE IS THE DUTCH REBELLION?”/

THE FORBIDDEN TEXTS OF JOKE KAVIAAR
I AM COMMITTING A CRIMINAL OFFENCE
Because I am spreading the forbidden texts of Joke Kaviaar.
WITH PRIDE!
 
Why?
Because Joke Kaviaar fights the inhuman Dutch asylum
policy, which is chasing refugees, treating them inhumanely,
pressing them to suicide and driving them into death by
deportation to warstricken countries, and exposing them
to persecution.
With criminal cooperation of air companies like KLM
[Dutch Royal Airlines]

 

 

 

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Asylum Policy in the Netherlands/Painted slogans at the homes of leading Dutch immigration Policy Officials by action group ”The Visitors”/Statement of solidarity

HOUSE OF THE DIRECTOR MIGRATION POLICY AT THE DEPARTMENT
OF SECURITY AND JUSTICE, ONE OF THE HEAD RESPONSIBLES
FOR THE INHUMAN DUTCH ASYLUM POLICY
ASYLUM POLICY IN THE NETHERLANDS/PAINTED SLOGANS
AT THE HOMES OF HIGH DUTCH IMMIGRATION POLICY OFFICIALS
BY ACTION GROUP ”THE VISITORS”/STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY
In the night of 3-4 october, action group ´´The Visitors´´, sprayed painted slogans and threw paint at the homes of Harke Heida (Rijswijk), director migration policy at the Department of Security and Justice and Jos Willemsz Geeroms (The Hague), senior advisor at the Immigration and Naturalisation services (IND) and releasemanager for its IT-system INDiGO.
This is a direct protest against the inhuman asylum policy in the Netherlands.
Their Statement says:
 
´´Last night (3 – 4 October) we, ‘The Visitors’, spray painted slogans and threw paint at the homes of Harke Heida (Rijswijk), director migration policy at the Department of Security and Justice and Jos Willemsz Geeroms (The Hague), senior advisor at the Immigration and Naturalisation services (IND) and releasemanager for its IT-system INDiGO. We also delivered a stinking bomb at Geeroms’ home.

We make a clear stance against the racist migration policy of the Dutch state. Civil servants like Heida and Geeroms are directly co-responsible for the daily torture of thousands of people behind prison walls and for the many deportations of people who will meet a sure death in the country they are forced to go to. Heida and Geeroms will most likely claim they are only doing their job and that all these crimes are not their responsibility. But they do make themselves complicit to a colonial system of repression and exclusion. We hold them responsible for their contributions to the Dutch policies and practices of exclusion, detention and deportation of migrants. No one should make a living out of this inhumane system. No longer they can do their “jobs” in the anonymity and pretended innocence they’ve been hiding in so far.

We’ll keep on fighting for a world without borders and an end to the capitalist system that ruins the world and keeps billions of people in the grip of poverty, hunger, war, oppression and exploitation.´´ (1)

 

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March for Freedom/Police accused of abusing protester

MARCH FOR FREEDOM/POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST DEMONSTRATORS OF
MARCH FOR FREEDOM
Dear Readers,
Recently I wrote a letter of protest to the ambassaor of
Luxembourg in the Netherlands as the consul, about police\
violence against the peaceful demonstrators of the March for
Freedom at the Kirchberg Conference in  Luxembourg.
See my letter:
See photo’s of police abuse
The March for Freedom protests against the inhuman EU asylum policy,
violating human rights
See

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March for Freedom violently attacked by police in Luxembourg/Letter of protest to Ambassador of Luxembourg in the Netherlands

MARCH FOR FREEDOM VIOLENTLY ATTACKED BY
POLICE IN LUXEMBOURG/LETTER OF
PROTEST TO THE AMBASSADOR OF LUXEMBOURG IN THE NETHERLANDS
Dear Readers,
The March For Freedom is a demonstrative protest against
inhuman EU asylum policy  and it stands for the following principles
  • Freedom of movement and of residence for all asylum seekers
  • Stop the Dublin trap and the obligatory residence in Lagers throughout Europe
  • Permanent documents without criteria (not depending on working contracts or individual state prosecution)
  • Stop the imprisonment and deportation of migrants
  • Same working conditions for all
  • Same political, social and cultural rights for all: right to study and to work
  • Stop the European imperialist policies: no more free trade treaties and NATOwars
  • Abolish Frontex, Eurosur and other anti-migration policies and measures
See for the extensive document below
See more about the inhuman asylumpolicy also my website under tag ”Refugees”.

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